New Report Examines the Racial Makeup of Private Schools in the United States


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A new report from the U.S. Department of Education offers a detailed look at private K-12 schools in the United States, enrollments at these schools and faculty members at these institutions. During the 2017-18 academic year, there were more than 32,000 private schools operating in the United States. About two thirds of these were affiliated with a religious group. Overall, there were nearly 4.9 millions students in these schools and they employed more than 482,000 teachers. The report includes some information on private schools enrollments by racial/ethnic group. Black students accounted for...